4th Match Asia Cup – India vs Sri Lanka Live Match Score & Updates | IND vs SL Live Friday February 28, 2014
Match Overview & Live Updates
Indian batsman Virat Kohli celebrates his century during the 2nd ODI match of Asia Cup between India and Bangladesh at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah of Bangladesh
4th Match Asia Cup – India vs Sri Lanka Live | IND vs SL 4th match live
Venue: Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah
Date: Fri Feb 28
Time: 14:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 13:00 PKT
Toss: Toss won by Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Umpires: NJ Llong and BNJ Oxenford
TV umpire: Ahsan Raza
Match referee: ; JJ Crowe
Reserve Umpire: Tanvir Ahmed
4th ODI Preview
India and Sri Lanka have been guilty of indulging each other in the past, they are the most frequently paired-up opponents in ODI cricket, but this one promises to be different. For starters it has been seven months since they played against each other. More importantly they are playing in a tournament whose every match is crucial by the way of a difficult qualification for the final. Only two teams out of five progress, and there is no way any game can be taken lightly.
These two are young, fresh-looking teams. So gone out should be the contemptuous familiarity that used to fill up the air around an India-Sri Lanka contest. For the first time in a long time, each team has established players whose main body of work hasn’t come against the other. Shikhar Dhawan has played only four matches against Sri Lanka. Dinesh Chandimal has played 14 out of 78 against India. There are new players coming through such as Chaturanga de Silva and Ambati Rayudu. In the likes, however, of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, and Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga, this is a mere renewal of vows. In a new setting, under new captains, just to add a little spice to the relationship.
A familiar script should run through this coming back: both the teams will be eager to chase. India love chasing, and dew is never too far in the evenings. Sri Lanka, who won their first match batting first against Pakistan, know India are different. They will want Indian bowlers, their weaker suit, to be in the middle when the key parts of the match are being played out.
The 4th ODI match of Asia Cup between India vs Sri Lanka is being played at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah today on 28th February at 14:00 local in Fatullah, 08:00 GMT and 13:00 PKT in Pakistan.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 4th ODI match of IND vs SL here on Cricket.com.pk – You can also read India vs Sri Lanka match updates and match report after the match is over.
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India don’t like to play around with their combination, but Varun Aaron’s poor control in the first match might make way for Ishwar Pandey. On the other side, Sri Lanka will want to keep the winning combination going.
India vs Sri Lanka Squads
India Squad: (From) Virat Kohli (c), Varun Aaron, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Ishwar Pandey, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma
Sri Lanka Squad: (From) Angelo Mathews (c), Dinesh Chandimal (vc), Chathuranga de Silva, Mahela Jayawardene, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Ashan Priyanjan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Sachithra Senanayake, Lahiru Thirimanne
Stats and trivia
- R Ashwin needs two strikes to reach 100 ODI wickets. If he does this in this match, his 77th, he will be the seventh-fastest Indian there. Irfan Pathan, at 59 matches, is the fastest Indian to the mark. Harbhajan Singh, the sixth-fastest, took his 100th in his 76th match.
- This is the 144th ODI between India and Sri Lanka. No two teams have played each other this often. Pakistan-Sri Lanka is second at 138, and Australia-West Indies third at 135.
Asia Cup is hosted by Bangladesh this year with five teams participating that include Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Each team plays four matches to qualify for the final. India and Sri Lanka has both won their first matches and it will be an interesting contest between the two today when the winner gets to the top of points table.
India vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming of 4th Match Asia Cup
Several TV companies are offering live telecast of cricket matches on internet, and watching this online is a safe bet if one is not near the television.
Check out the official online websites for live streaming of India vs Sri Lanka 4th odi match clash here:
- starsports.com/cricket/video/ (in India only)
- espn.go.com/watchespn/ (North America)
- ptvsports.tv.com.pk/ (in Pakistan only)
- sports.ptv.com.pk/livestreaming.html & http://sports.ptv.com.pk/LiveStreaming.asp (in Pakistan only)